Dr. Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Dr. Kumar has performed more than 7,500 PTCA & Complex Interventions including Rotablation, Left Main stenting and Bifurcation stenting, among other procedures. He has good experience in electrophysiology procedures, RF ablation, cryo-ablation, cool tip ablation, ICD, CRTs, pacemaker implantation, device/lead extraction, coronary and peripheral angioplasty, renal and carotid angioplasty, radial artery route angiograms, balloon valvotomy, etc.
Dr. Kumar also has considerable teaching experience. During his MD course between 1991 and 1994 he taught undergraduate students, and later, during his DM programme, taught postgraduate as well as undergraduate medical students. Subsequently, from 1999-2003 he taught postgraduate DNB Cardiology students and nurses, and also supervised clinical research studies. In recent years he has been a co-guide for DNB Cardiology dissertations in five theses (2008-2012). Dr. Kumar was a Visiting Electrophysiology Fellow (SpR Grade) at St. George Hospital, London and St. Helier Hosp, London from July 2003 to November 2003. He also served as a Specialist Interventional Cardiologist at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Kerala from June 1999 to April 2003.